gogoair.com allows you to surf the Internet at 30,000 feet.
Today our Deal of the Day is sponsored by Gogo and an opportunity to win a 10 free Gogo sessions (valid on any pass up to $17.95). We’ve put up some of our finds, but you now have the opportunity to win for the best overall travel deal submitted. A great mileage run, mistake fare, partner promo, new card sign-up offer, or the special twist you figured out on a deal today. Add your deal / tip to the comments section of the post to be eligible to win. Please also include your first name, last initial, and 3 letter airport code. Just add your “find” to the comments tonight by 11:59pm EDT. Good Luck and Good Hunting.
If you’re planning to go on a driving trip this summer, you might want to grab yourself a Mobil/Exxon Speedpass and link your Mastercard to save 10 cents per gallon on up to 100 gallons! If you link your Chase Freedom Mastercard, you’ll also get 5 points per dollar from July 1 to Sept. 31!
Turkish Airlines is having a sale with flights from the US to Istanbul as low as $525 total roundtrip. Travel period is October 20 through December 10.
You can get 15% off a roundtrip Wanna Get Away fare from Southwest with a $20 purchase from World Market.
There is a limited time (June 26) offer for a 75,000 point bonus for the American Express Business Gold card. There is a $10,000 minimum spend within 4 months, however. Also, you can get this bonus as long as you haven’t had the Business Gold, Green or Platinum Cards within the last 12 months!
Loyalty Traveler has a post explaining that you can get elite night and stay credits on up to three different rooms per stay/night with Starwood, which will make qualifying for elite status that much easier.
The Points Guy is giving a lot of stuff away including 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points!
If you were thinking of using the netSpend Mastercard prepaid card, you might want to read this post of the Frequent Miler’s about account closures. Tread carefully with this one.
Here is this week’s Top 20 from Travel Zoo!
Yesterday’s Winner of the $50 cash from TopCashback is Jane with the tip Since I like to cruise, I do not want to be constantly checking the cruise website to see if my fare has gone down. I simply go to www.cruisefish.net and for $1, they will monitor my sailing for price drops. We’ve seen solutions to monitor prices for other travel options but now we’ve got one for cruises. I’d love feedback that anyone else has too. Jane, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you your cashback.
Thanks to everyone that submitted a deal / tip, keep them coming!
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49